Soft Tissue Special Issue: Selected Topics in the Pathology of Adipocytic Tumors


Our understanding of adipocytic tumors classification and diagnosis continues to evolve. We present a brief review and updated summary of selected adipocytic tumors involving the head and neck region. For the practicing pathologist, knowledge of these established and emerging entities is critical for the correct pathologic diagnosis and treatment of the patient.

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Shon, W., Billings, S.D. Soft Tissue Special Issue: Selected Topics in the Pathology of Adipocytic Tumors. Head and Neck Pathol (2020) doi:10.1007/s12105-019-01112-3

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  • Spindle cell lipoma
  • Pleomorphic lipoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Anisometric cell lipoma
  • Dysplastic lipoma
  • Atypical spindle cell lipomatous tumor